New Testament Religion

What did religion look like in Israel in Jesus’ day? We overview the various approaches to faithfulness to God, from the Essenes and Zealots to the Pharisees and Sadducees.

In This Episode

1:30 – Exile: Religion without a Temple

5:00 – Essenes

7:00 – Zealots

8:00 – Sadducees

11:00 – Pharisees

18:00 – Recap & Homework

Bible Bites - June 22, 2015

New Testament Religion

New Testament: Introduction

What did religion look like in Israel in Jesus' day? We overview the various approaches to faithfulness to God, from the Essenes and Zealots to the Pharisees and Sadducees.

From Series: "New Testament: Introduction"

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How does knowing the various religious groups help you to make sense of Mark 12:13-37?

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JR. lives in Dallas, TX with his wife Amanda. In addition to exploring the wonders that are the Lone Star state, JR. is the teaching pastor at Catalyst Community Church, a writer and blogger. His book, Empathy for the Devil, is available from InterVarsity Press. He's haunted by the Batman, who is in turn haunted by the myth of redemptive violence.

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